Date lodged: 9 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-00689 by Shona Robison on 23 February 2017 (Official Report, c. 1), whether it will provide details of what decisions were reached, following the review of the business case, on interim bridging capital for the Edinburgh Cancer Centre at the Western General Hospital.
Answered by: Shona Robison 18 January 2018
The Scottish Government recognises the importance of providing high quality cancer services for the Edinburgh Cancer Centre at the Western General Hospital and are supportive of NHS Lothian’s plans to develop a business case.
A decision on the funding will be made following review of the business case and it would not be appropriate to make any decision before that review is complete. However the Scottish Government have agreed to support the necessary investment on interim bridging capital in the current building which will improve current service provision while the business case is being developed.